National Toasted Marshmallow Day is celebrated as a celebration of farewell to summer, hiking and picnics on August 30th. This national day is dedicated to the most popular and loved by many American delicacy – fried marshmallows. Thousands of people who have been members of the Boy Scouts will surely remember how they roasted it at the stake!
National Toasted Marshmallow Day was established by the National Confectioners Association (NCA). The organization promotes the confectionery business in the United States. You might think that promoting sugary foods could lead to an unhealthy nation, but the NCA aims to bring out the benefits of choosing healthy foods. And help promote them. Another of the NCA’s goals includes lobbying for better communication structures, industry knowledge, and business regulations. All these factors will help the confectionery business in America grow and remain in demand both locally and globally. The confectionery business alone creates about 54 jobs in more than 13 factories across the country.
There is evidence that the prototype of marshmallow was made in ancient Egypt from the juice of marshmallow (marshmallow) mixed with honey and nuts. This work of ancient Egyptian culinary art was considered not a delicacy at all, but a cure for sore throats. According to another ancient recipe, marshmallow root was cleaned and boiled in sugar syrup. The liquid was dried – and a kind of soft sweet toffee was obtained for chewing.
How to celebrate
There are many ways to celebrate National Toasted Marshmallow Day:
- Build a fire in a suitable place and roast marshmallows for yourself and your family.
- Previously, a popular sweet had a single taste, but today there is a whole range of them. Pick your favorite flavors. You can ask the children for advice – they are sure to be real experts in the latest marshmallow flavors!
- Try making this dessert yourself. Not easy, but how much pleasure and pride in their own skills!
When is National Toasted Marshmallow Day celebrated in 2022?
National Toasted Marshmallow Day is observed on August 30 each year.